Friday, March 24, 2006

Sports News: Soccer, Basketball

A few short notes on sports. Word has it German fans are relieved at the "thrashing" of the US squad last week in a World Cup warm-up. They shouldn't be: our entire starting midfield, one or two defenders, and our starting forward (Fulham’s leading scorer) did not play in the 4-1 loss to Germany. Our first batch of reserves outplayed the Germans in the first half—we only lost it when we started subbing out our second team, Germany scoring thrice after the 70th minute. Not that this means the US is going past the group stages again in June!

Also, the hometown University of Memphis is in the final eight of the NCAA basketball tournament, while Duke (sorry blogfather) and other luminaries are out.

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